In 2015, Alaska was voted the #1 happiest state in the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. In 2016, it came in a close second, right behind Hawaii. But most Alaskans already know how wonderful our state truly is! In fact, when the news came out, Zippia decided to poll our happiness indicator on a smaller scale; Alaskan cities. Their criteria for “Happiest Cities” included short commute, low cost of living, unemployment, having a family, a low poverty rate, and whether the city was well educated. These are the results they gave us!
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Have you been to any of these spots in Alaska? Which is your favorite?